“The leverage to create worlds is at your fingertips.”—Esther Hicks

“Most people don’t understand how important thoughts are and leave the development of thought patterns to chance.” –Dr. Daniel Amen


Since I’ve shared lots of butterfly stories here on the blog and have even had readers asking “How do I turn the butterflies off?” I thought I’d share a humorous twist on the Volkswagen Jetta experiment that came from my new friend, Paula, who stopped by to treat me to a fabulous lunch on her way to see her grandbaby in Kansas City.

Anyway, she made the intention to find the word cacophony.

“I’d never heard that word before,” she said. “You used it in E-Squared and I had to look it up, didn’t know what it meant. So I thought it would be fun to make the intention to see or hear that word again.”

Sooooo……wasn’t to be found in the newspaper. Didn’t show up in any of the books she was reading (like me, “my new BFF” devours books).

Basically, she’d forgotten about it. But she’s on her I-Pad, the 48 hours are nearly up, she’s looking up some directions, some route or something and guess what word shows up in autocorrect? Yep, the one and only: cacophony!

And one more fun story from last week:

This one is also from Kansas and from a manifesting maestro who’s only in kindergarten. Take it away, Mom:

“Last Christmas, our daughter received a gift from my sister’s family, in our White Elephant gift exchange. It was a complete kid’s kitchen set that their daughters weren’t using anymore. I didn’t think anything of it, until a few days later, when I went through her backpack from school. In it, there was a piece of paper, with an image of a very similar “kiddy kitchen set” pasted upon it.

When my daughter saw me looking at it, she grabbed the paper, ran into her room and said, “Mommy… LOOK!” She was pointing at the “physical” kitchen set she now had. I had chills. I guess the preschool teacher had the kids cut out an image of something they wanted for Christmas. The thing was, no one in our family knew of her desire. She had not mentioned this item, when asked what she wanted for Christmas… but she had obviously set the intention in her mind, and created her own “vision board.”
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I can only imagine that this amazing little girl is going to have one heck of an exciting life.

Woo-hoo! Madi!!

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“I feel sparkly with energy.”–Carla Mumma from my Power Posse

“Accepting the idea there were going to be no problems was a greater adjustment than one might think.” –Glenda Green

I’d like to interrupt this blog with an important non-commercial announcement.

You are already a master at creating reality.

You can’t not be.

By virtue of being alive, this power is yours. Like all things vital to your well-being—air and sunshine, to name a couple you already take for granted—the energy to create worlds is your birthright. You do it every day, at every second.

The trick is to let got of the default “reality” you focus on now.

Once you do, the minute you let go of the “reality” you were mistakenly taught, it’s impossible to avoid joy, peace and daily blessings. They will stalk you like Freddy Krueger.

You have been taught that “life is a struggle,” that “nothing comes easy.” You have erroneously mastered the idea that people are not to be trusted, that it’s important to “be careful.”

And look how good you’ve been at creating THAT reality. In fact, it would be highly appropriate to get up right now and take a bow.

And while you’re standing, go ahead and do the “Harlem Shuffle” because once you let go of the “old reality” you created so successfully, the one with the deck of cards that proclaims “sickness is inevitable,” “abundance is limited,” “good things sometimes happen, but not all the time,” you can customize your reality to your liking.

Congratulations! You are now free to roam around the planet.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Let there be room in your life for magic.

“I’m in love with everyone.”—Michael Beckwith

I was lucky. Some writers experience envy when others succeed. I’ve had plenty of other “bad thinking habits,” but envy wasn’t one of them. I’ve always been able to celebrate others’ success, partly because I know I’m connected to everyone and also because I totally get it, that if they can do it, I can do it, too.

So today, in keeping with my motto “Celebrate what you want to see more of,” I’d like to celebrate two awesome stories that popped up in my inbox yesterday.

Those reading my book know that Experiment No#1, the Dude Abides Principle, asks readers to request a blessing, a clear sign from the universe that it has their back.

GloZell Green, my new favorite comedian, got her blessing at the exact hour she requested. Dr. Oz called and invited her on his show. That girl has some good manifesting ju-ju!!

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Another reader, who I plan to interview for E-Cubed (my mission, after all, is spreading the magic) wrote to tell me that when she and her husband tried the Dude Abides Experiment, they got a $10,000 gift, no strings attached. And as she says, “We hadn’t heard from this guy (he’s a priest) in four years and we’re not even Catholic anymore.”

So my word today is “Celebrate!” Celebrate the victories and celebrate the things that don’t look like victory.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Spend time imagining.”–Jay Pryor, my friend and amazing life coach

“Every wall that is holding you back is about to come crumbling down.”–Joel Osteen

I love Michael Beckwith! I wrote about him in E-Squared and I catch his powerful messages on Agape Live whenever I can! This morning, Spiritual Nurse Sandy (it’s a twitter handle) sent me this amazing YouTube of the master at work. Enjoy!!!

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Thank, God, it’s Monday!

“When we take one step, the universe takes 10,000.”—Mike Dooley

I’ve heard this ugly rumor that there are people out there who don’t like their jobs. That there are actually people who don’t get excited when “The End” rolls on the screen of their weekend. I’ve even heard more heart attacks happen on Monday (again something to do with work) than any other day.

So I’ve got a slight little tweak to offer. Since MY WORK today (that word never really cuts it for me, because, as you know, I. LOVE. EVERYTHING. ABOUT. MY. JOB) is getting started on E-Cubed, the new book, and since one of the sections is about little tweaks in consciousness that can make a huge difference, I thought I’d offer one here on the blog.

How about starting Monday with this sentiment? “I am so excited I get to go back to making money today.” **

Instead of thinking you HAVE to do something, it’s always wise to realize that you GET THE OPPORTUNITY to do whatever it is. That tiny tweak in wording (I get to go to my job, I get to have this uncomfortable conversation with my wife, I get to hear my lab results today) is often enough to re-route the flight pattern of your life.

Your words and thoughts are powerful and tiny adjustments can open a whole new reality.

** Shared by my friend, Carla, at yesterday’s group.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Blessings stalk me like Freddy Krueger

“Definitely, awesome, yea!”–line from my favorite new movie, The Way, Way Back.

Before E-Squared came out, I got a personal letter from Louise Hay. I’m pretty sure she sends it to all new authors, wishing them success on their books.

But, for me, it was like hearing from Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. or maybe from Bill Gates with a note attached that he’d recently deposited a couple of his millions into my bank account. To this day, Louise’s letter is sitting in the special drawer beside my bed.

I read her book, You Can Heal Your Life, many years ago and I’ve been a groupie forever.

So earlier this week, I got yet another awesome surprise. Shelley Anderson, Louise’s executive personal assistant, (how cool of a job is that?), wrote to tell me she’d started reading E-Squared over the weekend. She has been working with Louise for 15 years and using these creation principles for four decades. In other words, this woman has some good ju-ju goin’ on.

She gave me permission to share her lab results:

Exercise #1: Blessing will show up. I wrote that at 2:28 pm. At 5:00 pm I got home and a bouquet of flowers were waiting for me.

Exercise #2 part 1: think of colored cars. I picked green because they are rarer. I also picked the number 25. I saw 24 green cars and trucks on the way home Thursday. #25 was parked across the street from my house.

Exercise #2 part 2: yellow butterfly. I figured this one would be tougher. Went to grocery store, chiropractor, dry cleaners – nada. Then went over to Pala Casino and played video poker which I love to do. I got a royal flush! Won $1,000! Decided to celebrate with some ice cream at the casino and saw a penny slot machine. I hate them but guess what? This one had a gal on the front with a YELLOW BUTTERFLY. I had to go over there and play the machine! BTW the machine had NO butterflies as part of the game. LOL Oh and, Um, after playing for 30 minutes I won the jackpot: $942.08!!!

Thanks for sharing Shelley!

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Dare to Be Amazed: Guest post by Cloris Kylie Stock

“Let whatever mysterious starlight that guided you this far guide you onward into whatever crazy beauty awaits.”–Cheryl Strayed
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Seeing my name on the bestsellers lists is cool and all, but the best part about E-Squared’s success is all the people I’ve met.

Turns out, this social media thing is really a hoot!

Last week, I did an interview with Cloris Kylie Stock (I think it was last week, I’ve been doing quite a few) and soon afterwards, she sent me this guest post which I am thrilled to offer here.

Cloris, who is originally from Venezuela (how cool is that!!), is a fabulous speaker and radio host.

Take it away, Cloris:

Dare to Be Amazed

by Cloris Kylie Stock

I live ten minutes away from a steep but short hiking trail that leads to a 360-degree view of the state of Connecticut. I’ve been there dozens of times, but my most recent visit will always be etched in my mind. Why? Because I was guided to regain my sense of wonder.

I’ll explain.

A woman and her two children were ahead of me on the trail. What usually is a quiet climb up the mountain listening to chirping birds turned into a raucous discovery trip.

“What a rock!” the girl said. I looked at the huge rock wall on the side of the trail, and remembered how exciting it had been to see its jagged features for the first time.

The girl’s brother pointed at the first glimpse of a view. “Look, look! The view!”

The girl’s jaw dropped. “Omigod! Amazing!” I casted a glance in the girl’s direction and realized that she was right. We weren’t even near the top, yet this view I was used to seeing often was already amazing. I found myself playing closer attention to the houses and farmland in the distance. Breathtaking.

Soon after the girl yelled, “Look, on the ground!” Her brother and mom stopped to see what she had spotted, and I joined them.

“It’s a salamander!” the boy said. “Let’s catch it!” As they devised a plan to capture the tiny orange creature, I took a closer look at it. It was beautiful and perfect. It was a divine creation like the kids, their mother, and me.

That’s when I realized how easy it is to take the beauty around us for granted, and to lose the sense of wonder we had when we were young children. We not only forget to appreciate the familiar scenery around us, but the people closer to us. Many times we forget how blessed we are to have someone to greet us when we get home at the end of the day, or someone to listen to our day-to-day stories. We also tend to overlook the time and work it took to design, produce, transport, and sell our stuff, and how many hours farmers spent on the fields so we could chomp on a juicy organic plum.

When we regain our sense of wonder, we align with the miracle of creation, and by doing so, we align with the presence of new miracles in our lives. When we have a sense of wonder we are aware, and awareness is a sure way to spot the piece of information or the person we needed to notice to manifest our desires.

As the Persian poet Rumi said, “Sell your cleverness and purchase bewilderment.” Allow yourself to be amazed, and amazing things will come into your life.

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Cloris Kylie Stock, MBA, is a career, academic, and life coach from Simsbury, Connecticut. She is a sought-after lecturer who has achieved the highest Toastmasters awards in communication and leadership. Her calling is to help people realize their maximum potential.

Blog: http://selfactualizedlife.blogspot.com

Online radio show: http://blogtalkradio.com/magnificent

“All bad things must come to an end.”—Ad for “Breaking Bad”

“Incredible things happen all the time when you buzz at the right level.” Overheard at Starbucks and shared by Eitan Tom Aitch
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I’ve been thinking a lot about Hans Schultz. He is the fictional sergeant to Colonel Wilhelm Klink in the old TV series, Hogan’s Heroes.

Even though Schultz knew about the shenanigans of the Allied POW’s who were running Special Operations from Stalag 13, he was famous for proclaiming to his inept colonel, “I know nothing” in a clipped, German accent.

I repeat that line (complete with the accent) quite often. In fact, it has become an important piece of my spiritual practice.

I have learned that any time I think I’ve figured something out, any time I believe I’ve found the route to this intention or that dream, I promptly proceed to get in my own way.

My understanding is sorely limited. But when “I know nothing,” like Hans Schultz, I leave the gates wide open for blessings to rush in.

Last week, for example, I got an incredible response to my first post on The Daily Love. It’s a popular website run by Mastin Kipp, a young entrepreneur who recently appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as one of the Next Generation thought leaders.

I happened to catch that episode, looked him up and discovered that, lo and behold, he grew up in my hometown. I decided that I wanted to write for The Daily Love and I did everything I could think of to interest Mastin in my “brilliant wisdom.” I even wrote an article about him in the local Lawrence magazine. I mean, c’mon, we talked in person.

Those initial pitches? That initial scheme I came up with for getting on The Daily Love? Futile. Nada. Didn’t work.

However, when I let go of my plan, repeated the Hans Schultz “I know nothing” and forgot all about it (“Set it and forget it” is a new mantra of mine), Madeline Giles, the editor of The Daily Love or the Love Curator, as she’s known, contacted me.

Out of the blue, she wrote to me, said she liked my new book and wondered if I’d be up for contributing to The Daily Love.

So, Hans Schultz, thank you for proving that inspiration and important spiritual practices can come from anywhere.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

What if tragedy and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of faulty conditioning?

“Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.”
–Marie Curie

Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk through those pearly gates and be happy. These errors in thinking have been condensed into living facts. Nothing is plainer than the inevitably of sorrows and trials.

But what if it isn’t necessary? What if these is no reason to be poor? Or sick? Or anything but living an abundant, exciting life? What if these tragic, difficult lives are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years and years of conditioning?

What I’d like to suggest is this heaven you’re waiting for is available now. And that you’ve been sold a bill of goods about who you are and what is possible.

The way I see it, there are only four reasons we aren’t all joyous, loving and free.

1. We didn’t know we could be.

2. We didn’t ask.

3. We don’t use our mind power properly. If you’ve ever been in a sailboat, you know that unless you hold the sails in the right position, you’re pretty much stuck paddling in circles. The wind, like your mind is a potent energy source, but it won’t take you anywhere until you learn the proper way to use it.

4. We have a thing about drama. Ever wonder why rollers coasters are so popular? Why movies like Alien v. Predator boost ticket sales? C’mon, admit it. You crane your neck around to see those mangled bodies lying there along the side of the road after a car accident. You actually like being a little off-kilter and guess what? As long as you enjoy this, you get to have it.

This may be a hard pill to swallow, but we—you and me—made the mess we call material reality.

If you look very closely as what we politely assume to be the building blocks of the universe, you’ll discover they’re dicey at best. Or to put it another way, since renowned physicist Brian Greene is much better at explaining these thing than I am, “quantum fluctuations so mangle space and time that the conventional ideas of left/right, backward/forward, up/down and before/after become meaningless.” In other words, we experience war and global warming because that’s what we’ve come to expect, what we think of as reality. We created these disasters with our angry, fearful consciousness. The exciting thing about this truth (that it’s us, not some random misogynist named God) is that another way IS possible. We do not have to accept war and sickness and injustice. We, by changing our consciousness, can create a peaceful world that works for everyone. In fact, looking for anything else is irresponsible.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” –Mindy Kaling

“The world will exhibit what you persist in affirming.”—Science of Mind

I just read a wonderful story about Mike Dooley, the former Price Waterhouse CPA who now writes bestselling books and the fabulous “Notes from the Universe” to which hundreds of thousands subscribe.

When he first started his job at the Big Eight Accounting Firm (I guess due to mergers there are now only four big accounting firms), he was straight out of college, wet behind the ears and felt completely insecure about his job.

He had no idea what he was doing or how to get out of what appeared to be “one mell of a hess.”

But he did know his thoughts had power. So instead of composing a big scheme for fixing his situation, something we all obsessively tend to do, he began visualizing himself successful. For five short minutes every night, he’d picture his co-workers giving him high fives and telling him “congratulations!” He saw himself walking proudly down the hallway, feeling good about “a job well done.”

As he says in his book, Infinite Possibilities, it wasn’t long before he was transferred out of the department in which he was failing so miserably into the tax department where he became a company superstar, getting opportunities to work all over the world.

The moral of this story? The less you get involved in the “how” of your intention, the better.

Any time we start “figuring how things are going to work out,” we block the magnificence of Source. The F.P. has countless magical ways to make your intention happen.

So forget the how! Focus on the end result.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.